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#1 of 27 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Sep 03, 2012 (9:30 pm)
Just bought a GLS with the PEP on Saturday, will pick it up on Wednesday. There's no thread here for the 2013 so I figured I'd start one, although obviously the car is very similar to the 2012.
This is my family's 4th Hyundai. I started with a 2001 Elantra GT hatchback, then a 2010 Elantra Touring SE, then got my son a used 2009 Elantra. I was actually looking for another Elantra Touring (since I figured they'd be marked down due to being discontinued) but the pricing on that was not very good and I was able to get a Sonata for not a lot more than I would have paid for the ET SE model.
#2 of 27 new car buyer
Sep 04, 2012 (5:15 pm)
hey i am from newyork city interested in leasing 2013 hyundai sonata this will be my first car i need help with leasing i dont know how to start what are the most important things i must know before going to a dealer
#4 of 27 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata [misterbill]
Sep 07, 2012 (11:40 am)
What is the PEP on the Sonata? Any specifics on the cost of the 2013 Sonata and where did you buy it? Many thanks
#5 of 27 2013 Sonata Lease deal
Oct 20, 2012 (7:44 pm)
What are thoughts on the manufacture lease deal whith is being advertised in October:
Hyundai Sonata GLS A/T (Model #27402F4*)
12K mil/36 mo
#6 of 27 Re: 2013 Sonata Lease deal [mpl82]
Oct 21, 2012 (1:04 pm)
Make sure you read the fine print. Hyundai charges a $400 disposition fee at the end of the lease when you return the car.
The $259 also does not include taxes, title, registration, etc. The payment would probably be closer to $280/month once everything is added in.
#7 of 27 Re: 2013 Sonata Lease deal [ryster]
Oct 21, 2012 (1:08 pm)
Ok - thanks.
#8 of 27 Rosen Stereo added to 2013 Sonata
Nov 09, 2012 (12:58 pm)
I purchased my 2013 Hyundai Sonata about 6 weeks ago, and have a Rosen radio system added in place of regular radio. I am getting static on my FM radio stations, and wondering if anybody else has this problem with the OEM radio. How was it repaired? Never had static on FM stations in my life. Thanks for your help.
#9 of 27 Black Friday Sonata
Nov 23, 2012 (12:57 pm)
Just traded my 2007 Sonata GLS in for a 2013 GLS. Was not planning to get rid of the 2007 for 3 years or so, but I decided to surprise my wife (her car) because it seemed a great deal.
The old Sonata was in good shape mechanically (only 62k miles) and the interior was ok (just needed a real good cleaning). But the exterior had accumulated a lot of damage over the past year or so, all from idiots in parking lots. Latest was a huge scrape on the left rear from a hit-and-run, put a big dent in the body panel and scraped up the bumper also. The rear bumper was hit a year ago, got paid for that but never repaired it (would be about $500 just for that). Lots of dings and scratches on the front and sides also. Plus the right mirror needed replacement (run-in between my wife and a garbage bin in the garage--the bin won), three wheel covers were beat up (the curbs won that one), and the tires would need replacement in a year or so. And the car was out of warranty (bought it used). So I was looking at a chunk of change just to repair damage before I could sell the car, plus was on the hook for anything that would fail.
So when I saw a local dealer advertise a great lease deal on the 2013 GLS Package 2, I called my dealer of choice just a few miles away and asked if they could match that. They said, sure, come in. So I did the day before Thanksgiving. What I wanted in a perfect world was to turn over the keys to my old car and drive out with the new one for nothing out of pocket and no payments for 3 years. I knew that was aggressive, given the damage on my car, but thought I'd give it a shot.
Well, I didn't get what I hoped for but I did get what I thought was a good deal, and it was a pleasant experience--no pressure, sales rep and manager were easy to deal with and straight-up on everything. I wound up paying nothing up front (even 1st payment was taken care of) and 35 payments of $47.80. But the car had more equipment than I expected. It was a fully loaded GLS Package 2, with every accessory (I think) except the iPod cable (I can get that later). It has two sets of mats, carpeted and all-weather, mud guards, rear bumper protector, self-dimming mirror with Homelink, cargo net. And the Package 2 goodies such as alloys, power seat, heated seats, auto headlamps etc. And they had my first choice in color: ruby red. In addition, there was a weekend special that allowed me to get a "protection package" that takes care of any paintless dent removal, any damage to tires or wheels, glass repair, and lost keys and remotes with no deductibles and no limit, for free.
So my wife got a new car with a lot more features and better fuel economy than the old car, and no worries about expenses other than routine maintenance (and I got 9 free oil changes), for about $1.50 a day.
I can't wait until the first time she locks her keys in the car (she does that a lot) and calls me, and I use the BlueLink car-unlock feature to open the car.
#10 of 27 Re: Black Friday Sonata [backy]
Nov 24, 2012 (4:28 pm)
How much did you get for your 2007 GLS?